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Windows 7: If you love Windows XP, you’ll hate Windows 7 by Ed Bott

04 Jan 2009   #31
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
3. WAY WAY better than XP. 7 really shows how crappy XP is.
True that!


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05 Jan 2009   #32
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

The only thing about Windows 7 that i don't like is when opening a program it asks you again if you want it to. Where as in XP it just did the damn task.
That and asking for permission to open my own files :S? whats the point in clicking continue...

There the only 2 things i prefer with XP. Other than that Windows 7 all the way.

-baMBi-
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05 Jan 2009   #33
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

I love Windows XP and Windows 7
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05 Jan 2009   #34
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bambi View Post
The only thing about Windows 7 that i don't like is when opening a program it asks you again if you want it to. Where as in XP it just did the damn task.
That and asking for permission to open my own files :S? whats the point in clicking continue...

There the only 2 things i prefer with XP. Other than that Windows 7 all the way.

-baMBi-


Hi bambi,

What you're referring to is UAC. This is an important security feature in Vista and 7.
If you have never used Vista and have come straight to windows 7, this would be kind of confusing. I suggest you read some information on UAC and what it's there for. In windows 7 you can adjust UAC to your needs.

What is User Account Control? - Windows Vista Help

Security: Inside Windows Vista User Account Control

Security Watch: The Long-Term Impact of User Account Control

UAC in Windows 7 - InstallSite Blog
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05 Jan 2009   #35
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i love xp. lynch me if you must, but there it is.

why? because it's old enough and stable enough that i can hack it to pieces without fear of messing anything up beyond repair. or at least if i do, i can usually fix it. my xp install is thoroughly reshacked. i use an alt shell and alt file manager, plus lots of extra apps and utilities to make it extremely productive for the way i work. i know my way around, and i can get things done fast.

i never used vista, so when i jumped deep into 7 the other day, i felt a bit overwhelmed. i was struggling to find dialogs that i knew should exist. that was, of course, until i realized that i only had to search for them in the start menu. suddenly, the entire OS was a few keystrokes away. oh, the power! after a few hours of exploration (which i enjoyed immensely), i'm starting to feel at home.

still, basic tasks on 7 are taking me much, much longer than they did in XP. this is because i've been having trouble getting my file manager to work on 7, but i just read on their forum that someone else has had success, so i'm not giving up yet. once i get it installed, my productivity in 7 will increase dramatically (i really, really hate using explorer. single pane file management is the worst idea ever!).

i'm not an average user, but i'm not an IT technition either. i float comfortably in the middle, grateful for my intuitive understanding of software and how to get what i want out of a computer. the thing i miss the most in 7 is being able to customize the UI, but not long after the final release a uxtheme.dll patch will show up and visual styles will start appearing on deviantart. in the meantime, 7 already looks pretty sexy, much better than Vista i think.

so in the end, while i love XP, i most definitely don't hate 7. in fact, i'm already pretty certian that when 7 is released commercially, my XP partition will get formatted. well, maybe i'll wait until SP1 - we'll just have to see how much software compatibility improves over the next year
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05 Jan 2009   #36
DiamondNRG

 

@garbanzo...

But if your XP has an alternate shell and file manager and is reshacked to pieces, you aren't using XP at all anymore.

Likely in the decade you have used it those things improved on a lot of its native ways of doing things.

Try using it the default way and I bet you won't like XP either!
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05 Jan 2009   #37
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

well no, i hate the out-of-the-box XP experience. but similarly, i can't wait to get my file manger installed on 7 so i can get back to business as usual. in spite of all the great enhancements to explorer, it still pales in comparison to the great Directory Opus!

btw i'm extremely jealous of your computer
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05 Jan 2009   #38
johngalt

 

i *would* love XP except for a couple of insurmountable issues.

1) No FW pre SP2 - and post SP2 no out bound firewall worth a flip.

2) I have to run multiple layers of protection to keep myself safe. AV, AS, AM, AR, AT, plus a hosts file, a secondary AV to make sure, and numerous other things to keep myself safe.

3) It *is* antiquated - it is friggin 7 years old, which means the cod is even older than that. It was the worst possible attempt to meld the NT kernel to the end user desktop - no security whatsoever, and you start out being the administrator - safe? I think not!

4) The Kernel that XP is built upon is simply not ready to handle the newer machines that are being put out today - you'll need XP x64 to handle true 4+ GB of RAM, and driver support for XP x64 is worse than that of Vista x64. In addition, when I build my new Core i7 rig, XP x64 is gonna throw fits at me in terms of driver support *and* supporting 8 cores (4 real and 4 virtual).

All in all, it is a matter of choice. If you like XP, no worries - anyone here that flames you is a 'tard.

Personally, I like the NT Kernel 6.x - it works way better and has a lot more safety built into the system than NT 5.x - and that is good, since most home end users have *no clue* on what needs to be done to run a safe machine.
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05 Jan 2009   #39
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Personally, I like the NT Kernel 6.x - it works way better and has a lot more safety built into the system than NT 5.x - and that is good, since most home end users have *no clue* on what needs to be done to run a safe machine.

Because a safe machine is a good machine.
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05 Jan 2009   #40
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You said it bub.
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